Live Cricket Score India vs Sri Lanka, 8th ODI match at Brisbane

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By CricketCountry Staff

Brisbane: Feb 21, 2012

Sri Lanka will carry lot of confidence in the eighth One-Day International match of the CB Series against India on Tuesday, after their comprehensive win against Australia at Sydney.

India are grappling with a selection dilemma and a prolonged form slump of their batsmen as they go into the crucial tri-series match against Sri Lanka on Tuesday without the services of their in-form captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni has been handed a one-match ban for slow over-rate in India’s last match against Australia, which they lost by a huge 110 runs at the Gabba here yesterday.

Sachin Tendulkar also appears to be a doubtful starter after he received a blow on his head from a bouncer by Brett Lee. While fielding in the slips, Tendulkar also took a hit on his shin thanks to an edge from Peter Forrest, which kept him out for 25 of Australia’s 50 overs.

Barely a couple of points ahead of Sri Lanka in the table but already having played an extra game, India’s best chance is to maximise their winning options in the two remaining games against Sri Lanka.

India have three remaining games, one of them against Australia in Sydney on February 26 besides the two matches against their sub-continent neighbours.

Teams:

India: Virender Sehwag (c), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.


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